Imperata cylindrica

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusImperata
SpeciesImperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv.
Common Namecogongrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesTN-IPPC Rank: Emerging Threat
Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Imperata arundinacea var. africana Imperata arundinacea var. africana Andersson
Imperata arundinacea var. indica Imperata arundinacea var. indica Andersson
Imperata cylindrica var. africana Imperata cylindrica var. africana (Andersson) C.E. Hubb.
Imperata cylindrica var. major Imperata cylindrica var. major
Saccharum cylindricum Saccharum cylindricum (L.) Lam.
Saccharum europeaum Saccharum europeaum Pers.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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